Cause of unusual bone tumour found

Published: 2014-03-26

Tomuors originating from the skeleton are unusual and it is difficult to part malignant tumours from ones that won’t spread. Researchers from Lund University and Stockholm University/SciLifeLab have now found a genetic change that causes the benign tumour forms. This new knowledge can make it easier for physicians to give a precise diagnose and by that save some patients the suffering of an unnecessarily tough treatment. The study was published in Nature Genetics.

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Nord et. al.
GRM1 is upregulated through gene fusion and promoter swapping in chondromyxoid fibroma
Nature Genetics, online 

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